After nearly a decade capturing the visual essence of Moorestown and many other locations across the region, local artist Erin McGee Ferrell is moving and is holding a closeout sale at her home studio this weekend.
Ferrell moved to town about eight years ago and for the first few years spent many days painting the churches of Moorestown, Frank Letto's Barber Shop, the famous cornfield battleship and plenty of other local landmarks.
Over the past several years, Ferrell has become famous for a unique brand of performance art, in which she paints Philadelphia tourist spots, live and in full view of the public, often dressed in a ball gown.
Ferrell's husband recently got a job in Portland, ME, and the family is leaving for good next week, so the artist is trying to unload as much of her massive Philadelphia/South Jersey-centric art collection as possible.
"What it is, is my identity and niche as an artist is to really capture a community ... by painting out on the streets in the community," she said. "It really doesn't make sense for me to carry that work up to a totally different region where it won't be valued or appreciated."
Ferrell said she has a couple hundred works for sale at her in-home studio this weekend—everything from $10 magnets up to $5,000 originals.
What she doesn't sell will be put on display at the Bluestone Fine Arts Gallery in Center City.
Stop by Ferrell's studio at 424 E. Third St. between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday or 2-5 p.m. Sunday.
For more information, visit her website or call 856-630-9832.